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Where thoughts can be funny, can race at all hours of the day and night and can sometimes not make any sense!

Enjoy the ride!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I am.....Day 1

If you have been following my blog you know these cards are called the I Am...... Cards.  The idea is to pull a card each day to read a positive affirmation to fill your mind with.  By focusing on positive thoughts, you can change how you feel and the way you think.  It's a simple way to experience life in a new and exciting way, and to explore your mind with the thought behind the "I am".... card of the day.

I am....self-accepting

It's amazing to me how things happen and line up exactly the way they are suppose to for us.  Yesterday was a normal day for me, I was focused on working and getting the kids ready for this next week of school and just taking care of things in my household.  The evening started to become difficult.  My mind began racing and my insecurities began to take over my thoughts.  Then one of my dear friends was struggling with a man in her life who basically just tossed her to the side.  Another friend of mine was sharing her recent struggles in her marriage.  It seemed like the night was going to bring me to a place of drama and stress.

However, when talking to the friend who was sharing her marriage issues, she shared how she was going to make an effort for the next 21 days to limit her negative self talk.  It became clear to me that not only did I need to support her in this decision I needed to participate and share with others too.  So I sent out a group text to several of my friends and family inviting them to join us as well.

The text read:

We are gong to take the next 21 days and limit our negative self talk, the ones in our head and the ones that come out of our mouths.  I am also going to be writing something each day in my journal/blog.  No matter how short or how long I want it to be.  I would encourage you to do the same with me!

This this morning, as I said I would, I decided to reach into my I am..... bag and pull out a card to use to blog with.  The one that appears in this blog is the one that I choose.  Amazing how things are lined up for us, are signs from God and can have an impact on our daily lives.

YES!  I am self-accepting.  I accept myself today exactly as I am.  I accept the challenges that can come to me daily and know that if I take them head on, doing the very best I can than that's good enough for me.  I accept that having goals and wanting to change things about my body, my mind, my soul or my lifestyle does not make me weak.  It only shows my strength in my ability to always want to be a better form of myself.  I accept that where I fall short in my life are areas for improvement not for self loathing.  I accept that not all people are going to like me, like my message or like the way I do things and that is okay!  The only one I HAVE to answer to is God and he knows the secrets, struggles and strengths I have in my core and loves me the way I am.

I am self-accepting and today you should be too!

~Make it a great day!

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